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Tammy Jean McAleese

January 31, 1976 - October 3, 2022

Tammy Jean McAleese, age 46, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, October 3, 2022.

Born in Lewisburg, PA on January 31, 1976, she was a daughter of Timothy W. Feaster (Ora) and Barbara Lilley (Mike). Tammy graduated from Millville High School in 1994 as class valedictorian. She then earned her Bachelor of Science Engineer degree from Penn State University in 1999. Following graduating from Penn State, Tammy went on to work at PECO Energy as a System Engineer, as well as Conectiv as an Engineer, and she currently worked with Delmarva Power as a Manager.

Dedicated to her faith and community, Tammy was an active member with several different organizations including, Professional Engineer with the State of Delaware, Delaware Sangerbund, Shriners Hillbilly Clan, and Ladies of Nur Shrine. She attended New Castle United Methodist Church where she loved teaching Sunday school. Tammy enjoyed baking, gardening, knitting, and crafting, especially creating seasonal lighted bottles and decorations. She took joy in going to cars shows, boating, and she loved the beach. Tammy proudly lived a healthy lifestyle. She treasured her time spent on her dad’s farm and helping all family members and friends. Spending time with her family and always being the cheerleader for her kid’s activities, gymnastics, baseball, basketball, and dance was most important to her.

Tammy was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harold and Edith Feaster, and Marlyn and Jean Lilley. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her beloved husband of 14 years, Joe McAleese; loving children, Joey McAleese, and Kayla McAleese; siblings, Kris Havens (Chad), Josh Fitzberger (Mandy), Bill McAleese (Tina), Pat McAleese (Carol), and Michelle McAleese; mother-in-law, Violet Landers (Keith); nieces and nephews, Tyler, Camille, Ethan, Rachael, and Tabitha; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at New Castle United Methodist Church, 510 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. A second visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Monday, October 10, 2022 at Buffalo Community Church, 4445 Hoffa Mill Road, Lewisburg, PA, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Church Hill Cemetery, 1875 Churches Road, Lewisburg, PA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tammy’s memory to  Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 13770 Noel Road, Suite 801889, Dallas, TX 75380 or online by clicking here.

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  • What a beautiful person Tammy was, inside and out. We will miss her sweet smile, her genuine faith, and her gentle nature. She was a wonderful Sunday School Teacher and had a real gift for connecting with the kids. Our hearts are broken for Joe, Joey, and Kayla, and I hope they know they are now and always will be an important part of our New Castle UMC family. Love you all.
    Sharon

  • My deepest sympathy. Tammy was a force and will be greatly missed.
    Alex

  • Praying for a Peace that Passes All Understanding for the Family in Jesus Name Amen

  • I was a classmate of Tammy at Millville Jr/Sr High School. I believe she came to Millville in 7th or 8th grade. Tammy was extremely intelligent, but I’ll always remember her kindness. I don’t really remember her ever having a bad thing to say about anyone. I had many classes with her, and she was always very helpful to myself and others when we needed help understanding a problem or completing a task. Many years after our school years, I found her on Facebook. I always enjoyed when she shared special moments and pictures of her beautiful family. I’m sure she was a loving and caring wife and mother. And I know that many people’s lives were enriched by knowing her. She will be missed by me, and her classmates from back in Millville. And I pray for comfort and condolences for her family.

  • So sorry to read this worked with Tammy for many years at Delmarva in the Electric Maintenance group, I enjoyed working with her she was a dedicated employee – my deepest condolences to the family

  • So sorry to see this Michelle. She was so young. I wish you strength in getting through this. You have lots of family members. May you pull together and help each other. They say a pain shared is halved. Gerry

  • Our deepest sympathies to Tammy’s family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God be with you all.

  • May Tammy’s soul rest in peace. Our prayers are for you, Joe, and your family in your time of sorrow.

  • What a beautiful soul. My deepest condolences and continued prayers.

  • I met Tammy when I first started at Delmarva Power when she was a young Engineer. I watched her move up the ladder, but always enjoyed talking to her when the chance came up. She was always kind, funny and full of knowledge. My deepest condolences go out to Joe, her kids and extended family. She was truly a beautiful person and I’m sure she will be missed by all who knew her.

  • My deepest sympathy goes out to all of Tammy’s family and friends.

  • We know nothing we say can lessen your loss. We just want to let you and your family know we’re thinking of you. Patti & Rob.

  • My thoughts And best wishes go out to the family. Cherish the moments you had and the love she gave all of you. There are no words or actions that will ease the pain. Just know you are surrounded with a community and have a network of people who care.

  • I am very sorry to hear this news. Tammy was my co-worker when I first started in Delmarva Power Company. She was a beautiful, caring, and intelligent person I’ve ever known. She also had strong faith. When I was struggling, she even comforted me to continue to stay strong and positive. I looked up to her a lot. She will be a greatly missed by me. My deepest condolences to her family. May God continue to comfort and guide her family.

  • We are all so sad to hear of Tammy’s death. We have great memories of being neighbors. Tammy, like Joe, was always gracious, generous, welcoming, easy going , and caring. Perfect neighbors! We remember both kids being born, Peanut lounging around in the back yard and great firework displays on the Fourth! We even tried to compete with the fireworks until one misfired and hit Tammy on the arm! She wasn’t phased one bit, just brushed it off and carried on having a good time. Our thoughts go out to Joe, Joey and Kayla. With love from Laura, Mike, Hannah and Evan Taylor.

  • I would like to send my deepest condolences to her family. I didn’t know her but my brother Chuck Karashin was Joe’s best friend. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

    Love ❤️
    Joann young (Karashin)

  • Joe, Joey & Kayla,
    My heartbreaks for your loss!
    Tammy was such a beautiful, loving & giving person! I was fortunate to have gotten to know her, work with her and count her as one of my good friends!
    I have many fond memories of fun times with her and the love of her life, my good buddy, Joey Mac.
    The world is a much sadder place without her!
    Steve

  • Joe,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Tammy was such a warm and friendly woman. My heart goes out to you and your family.
    Barb Law-Rehoboth Beach(Delmarva Power Retiree)